BUSINESSES in Tenbury are adapting well to a new way of working.

A survey suggests that 70 per cent of businesses in Worcestershire have changed the way that they do things as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus.

That is according to an online survey conducted by Worcestershire County Council, Worcestershire Business Central, HW Chamber and other partners. In addition, more than 1000 business have been spoken to as evidence is gathered to help inform and support the county’s economic recovery.

“The economic pressure of the Covid-19 pandemic has been felt across the country. Here in Worcestershire we are working with partners to understand what businesses in the area are facing during the pandemic, and how we can best support them and the wider economy of the county,” said Ken Pollock, who represents Tenbury on Worcestershire County Council where he is the cabinet member responsible for economy and infrastructure.

“It has been heartening to see the ways in which many Worcestershire businesses have faced the challenging situation by diversifying their output, however for some this has not been possible. With partners we are working to identify what can be done to reduce the impact they are facing.”

The biggest change that businesses have made is having more people working from home.

But this has not been possible for many businesses including hospitality and tourism that makes a major contribution to the economy of the area.